Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Gadji- A gypsy word for non-gypsy females.In the South of France, used amongst the young to describe a woman or girl.

Tisane- A herbal tea made from the infusion of herbs, spices, in hot water.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from a book I am still reading:  Dead End Deal  by Allen Wyler

Teaser:
pg. 130

He watched a lone man walk an arthritic dog to a square in the sidewalk where a tree struggled to survive, and wondered what their story was.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book last week:  Murder On The Champ De Mars  by Cara Black

Paris, April 1999:  Aimee Leduc has her work cut out for her running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new be'be'.The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor Gypsy boy.

What goodies did you receive?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from Intriguing Words.

Zeitgeist-  The spirit of the time; the general moral, intellectual and cultural climate of an era.

Apophasis- The raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith Post

Amazon Burning  by Victoria Griffith     Post

   Emma Cohen just twenty two years old didn't know what she was in for as she entered the Amazon rain forest with her father as an aspiring journalist.
This story has everything, Romance, murder, intrigue and more as they discover how people are trying to destroy the rainforest. It's a truly exciting page turning event that keeps you locked into it.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from Dead End Deal  by Allen Wyler

pg. 17

To Fisher, she looked to be in her early thirties about the same age as his younger sister, Carrie had she lived.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new arrivals in my mailbox last week.

Finished reading:  Amazon Burning  by Victoria Griffith

Started Reading: Dead End Deal   by Allen Wyler

What did you get?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from books that I have currently read.

1. Misogynistic- is a person who hates or doesn't trust women.

2. Languor- is lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from:  World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

pg. 94

Since the day he'd walked out of a prison in 1929, Joe had vowed never to step back into one. For three years he'd been
incarcerated at Charlestown Penitentiary in Boston, one of the worst prisons in the country.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received three books in my mailbox last week courtesy of Wm. Morrow.

An Uncomplicated Life by Paul Daugherty

The Precious One by Marisa De Los Santos

World Gone By  by Dennis Lehane

What goodies did you get?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are a few words that I came across, hope that you find them interesting.

Ribald- coarsely, crudely humorous.

             While some giggled at the ribald joke involving a person's daughter, most sighed and rolled their eyes.

Adumbrate- to sketch in a vague way.

                The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Saving Grace  by Jane Green       Post

 This is a remarkable story of a woman in an emotional abusive marriage, which eventually leads her on a path of self destruction due to drugs that were misdiagnosed.
With everything against her she fights her way back to her old self and out of the marriage. It was also a learning experience , how people can be treated for something they don't really have and become addicted to these drugs. It was a very interesting and fascinating read.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book: The Precious One  by Marisa de Los Santos

pg. 26
I braced myself for the sight of my father's face, for the
sound of his voice, but I was in no way ready for either, particularly since, during our last  encounter, he had called me a whore.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

I only have one word today, from the book I am trying to get read during this busy time of the year.

Omniscient- knowing everything, all knowing.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book Saving Grace, which I am still reading.

Pg. 98
At 3:26 a.m., Grace is wide awake. Again. She hasn't slept most nights over the past couple of weeks.